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Kent is a city in Portage County, in the Akron metro area.

The community was named for Zenas Kent, landowner

The latitude of Kent is 41.153N. The longitude is -81.358W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,082.


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Median household income
Local
$29,582
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kent demographic reports
Kent is on the Cuyahoga River
Former and merged names include:
· Franklin Mills
· Carthage
Public transportation: Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 70. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Kent received national attention for 1970 shooting deaths of four Kent State students during anti-war protests
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Kent State University Museum
Colleges and universities: Kent State University
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 98

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kent demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Portage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Akron area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44243 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Kent residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kent ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kent was $15,015, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Kent residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Kent include Kent Industrial District, West Main Street District (Kent) ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kent, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $458.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $992.


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Libraries in Kent include Brimfield Branch, Kent Free Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKSU-FM.

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Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kent political report.

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Kent restaurants taking online reservations include Bistro On Main ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Kent workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kent between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Kent include Super 8.

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